Tag Archives: Peace

Ban Ki-moon in Mid-East: Non-Violence Takes More Courage than Violence

New York, N.Y. Amid roiling tensions in the Middle East, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has taken to the airwaves to speak directly to the peoples of Israel and Palestine and to urge the leaders on both sides to end the “posturing and brinkmanship” and get serious about pursuing the two-state solution –“the only solution […]

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Gandhi’s Dedication to Non-Violence Remains Example for All

New York, N.Y.  United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for a renewal of the commitment to non-violence and lives of dignity for all, noting that the example set by Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi is relevant now as it has ever been. “Non-Violence,” a sculpture by Karl Fredrik Reutersward, sits permanently outside U.N. Headquarters […]

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Kerry Gives Speech on Iran Deal as Support Rises

Washington, D.C. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will give a speech Wednesday in Philadelphia in support of the international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, while Democrats in Congress are on the verge of guaranteeing lawmakers will not be able to pass a measure opposing the deal. Kerry and top diplomats from Britain, China, France, […]

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Japan Marks 70th Anniversary of Hiroshima Bombing

Hiroshima, Japan.  Japan is marking the 70th anniversary of the United States dropping an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, which led to the end of World War II. Tens of thousands of people observed a minute of silence Thursday as bells tolled at the Peace Memorial Park, near the epicenter of the bombing. Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi […]

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Ban-ki Moon Designates Leonardo DiCaprio U.N. Messenger of Peace

New York, N.Y.  United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has designated Academy Award-nominated actor and committed environmental activist, Leonardo DiCaprio, as a U.N. Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change. “Mr. DiCaprio is a credible voice in the environmental movement, and has a considerable platform to amplify its message,” said Mr. Ban. “I […]

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Photo of the Day: July 31, 2014

A South Korean student displays a message during a rally against the Israeli military operations in Gaza and the West Bank near the Israeli Embassy in Seoul, South Korea.   Tweet

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